Batala Smile Lions Club
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, of Batala, Punjab, India, was elected to serve as international president of
Lions Clubs International at the association’s 100th International Convention, held in Chicago,
Illinois, USA, June 30 through July 4, 2017.
Past President Aggarwal is chairman of companies specializing in steel and agricultural products.
A lifetime member of the Batala Smile Lions Club since 1974, Past President Aggarwal has
served with great distinction as club president and international director. He also served as
chairman of the Council of Governors for MD 321 in 1989-90.
Past President Aggarwal served as international director from 1998 to 2000. He earned great
appreciation by achieving significant membership growth while serving as Global Membership
Team area leader. He was a faculty and group leader for DGE Seminars at three International
Conventions. He also served as international board appointee three times, and as Global
Leadership Team constitutional area leader (CA-6).
Past President Aggarwal is trustee and vice chairperson of Lions Quest in India Foundation and
has also served on the National SightFirst Committee. He is the chief patron of Dainik Prarthana
Sabha, which operates charity projects in Batala. He is vice president of Age-Care India, a
charitable society for the care and welfare of elderly people. He has been trustee and patron to
many other projects.
Past President Aggarwal has received 23 International President’s Medals and the Ambassador of
He is a major lead gift donor and humanitarian partner of Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Past President Aggarwal and his wife, Navita, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two
sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. Dr. Naresh also shares a birthday with the founder
of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones.